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  • A charming, coming-of-age story

    A charming, coming-of-age story

    God Help The GirlDirector: Stuart MurdochStarring: Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray111 mins; Class 15;Eden Cinemas Release God Help the Girl started out as a project by musician Stuart Murdoch, leader of the Scottish independent band...

  • A delight to behold

    A delight to behold

    PrideDirector: Matthew WarkhusStarring: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West120 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd Some unions are borne of the most unusual alliances, but it is those very unions whose bonds are unbreakable. One such unlikely...

  • Atmospheric and tension-filled

    Atmospheric and tension-filled

    Gone GirlDirector: David FincherStarring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris149 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd “When I think of my wife I always think of her head,” says Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) in the opening narration of Gone...

  • Another YA, dystopian story that works

    Another YA, dystopian story that works

    The Maze RunnerDirector: Wed BallStarring: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter113 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd A teenage boy groggily comes to in a metal lift that is travelling upwards at speed. When it reaches its destination,...

  • Workshop at the Manoel ahead of Astra’s Nabucco

    Last Monday Astra Theatre piloted an initiative aimed at reaching out to students and the public ahead of its forthcoming production of Verdi’s Nabucco.In collaboration with the Manoel Theatre and Bank of Valletta, ‘Behind the Opera Curtain’ was...

  • 1950s bear sets paws in 21st-century London

    1950s bear sets paws in 21st-century London

    He may be among the world’s best beloved bears, but he also is one of the most endangered in the new movie Paddington, in which Nicole Kidman co-stars as a taxidermist looking to complete her collection of rare animals. Due for release later this...

  • Unseen Titanic photos on show

    Unseen Titanic photos on show

    Previously unpublished photographs of the launch of the Titanic have gone on display in Northern Ireland. The album includes an image of the famous vessel going down the slipway in the Belfast shipyard where it was constructed, with excited...

  • All will be revealed

    All will be revealed

    Do you ever wonder if there’s something you don’t know? A family secret from the past, perhaps, or a backstory to your partner’s un-blotted copybook? After all, can we ever really, really know someone? These questions are some of the many asked,...

  • Evolution of stamp collecting in Malta

    Evolution of stamp collecting in Malta

    In the past, stamp collecting in Malta had a rather restricted meaning. “As youngsters we used to collect every stamp that came our way, soaking them off envelopes and sticking them in copybooks with a heading of the country they represented, and...

  • Digging for the truth

    Digging for the truth

    Gone Girl (2014)Certified: 18Duration: 149 minutesDirected by: David FincherStarring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Casey Wilson, Missi Pyle, Sela WardKRS Releasing Ltd Gone ...

  • Trapped in a deadly maze

    Trapped in a deadly maze

    The Maze Runner (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 113 minutesDirected by: Wes BallStarring: Dylan O’Brien, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Will Poulter, Blake Cooper, Kaya Scodelario, Dexter DardenKRS Releasing Ltd Young adult literary...

  • Reality stranger than fiction

    Reality stranger than fiction

    Pride (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 120 minutesDirected by: Matthew WarchusStarring: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, George MacKay, Ben Schnetzer, Joseph Gilgun, Freddie Fox, Paddy ConsidineKRS Releasing Ltd Pride is one...

  • Play taps phone-hacking laughs... but not for all

    Play taps phone-hacking laughs... but not for all

    Foreign visitors to London’s West End may benefit from a little background reading if they have tickets for Great Britain. A ruthless, scatological and no-holds-barred look at the British phone-hacking scandal and at media ethics in general, the...

  • Rapper Iggy Azalea leads music awards nominations

    Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored the most American Music Award nominations with six nods, including the coveted artist of the year and favourite single and hip hop album, according to an announcement yesterday. Singers John Legend and Pharrell...

  • Kill the Messenger: ‘A story that had to be told’

    Kill the Messenger: ‘A story that had to be told’

    Whether it’s a serial killer, a bomb disposal expert or an investigative journalist in the political thriller movie Kill the Messenger, actor Jeremy Renner likes playing dark characters and ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances. Kill the...

  • Knitting ‘is trendy’

    Knitting ‘is trendy’

    A knitted wall hanging featuring scenes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and piles of yellow and tangerine merino and alpaca wool were among items attracting interest at the Knitting and Stitching Show in London last week. Britain...

  • Challenging stereotypes through arts

    Challenging stereotypes through arts

    The people of Sliema are not just well-to-do businessmen who live in fancy houses. Clifford Jo Zahra and David Grima tell Veronica Stivala about their project, Linji Sfużi, that challenges this mistaken perception. In the conventional narratives...

  • Mirror, mirror on the wall

    Mention of self-portraits for me immediately conjures up images of Rembrandt, Frida or Van Gogh, three very different artists who have immortalised themselves for posterity in suggestive and memorable ways. All three had very different concepts of...

  • The reinterpretation of buildings

    The reinterpretation of buildings

    Following the launch of her architecture-inspired exhibition Construct, artist Celia Borg Cardona chats to Jo Caruana about the processes that led her to this dynamic solo showcase. Our surroundings provide so much inspiration for creativity. From...

  • Richard England’s Sanctuaries

    Richard England’s Sanctuaries

    Architect and artist Richard England is presenting a collection of artworks focusing on different churches at Art..e Gallery in Victoria. This is England's second exhibition at that venue. Last year he put on show a series of works that were...

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